AGTA Launches Two New Forums

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) launched two new online forums today.  One forum is an AGTA members-only forum at, while will be a public forum.

“We established the public site to encourage the sharing of ideas in gemstone research, answer gemstone questions and discuss issues of the day,” stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO.  “The members-only site provides AGTA members a higher degree of privacy to discuss AGTA and trade-related issues.”

Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO.
AGTA CEO, Douglas Hucker.

The Gemstone Forums site is free but requires registration to participate. The primary goal of the site is that it will be a central place for the industry to share knowledge on current research and issues affecting the colored gemstone and cultured pearl industry.

AGTA members can access the members-only forum by clicking on the red “Members Only Forum” button on the lower left side of the AGTA home page

Once registered, members can read and write posts in 13 different categories, including education, trade shows, marketing, government affairs, security alerts and Spectrum Awards, the AGTA announced Thursday.   

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